Steak Fajitas Recipe

You know those sizzling fajitas you see at restaurants? You can make them at home! It may seem intimidating, but this steak fajita recipe couldn't get any easier!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 395 kcal
Author Natalie Dicks


For the marinade:

  • 6 tbsp. canola or avocado oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 c. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c. orange or pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 lb. skirt or flank steak

For the vegetables:

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 Anaheim or poblano pepper, sliced into very thin strips
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 pinch salt


For the marinade:

  1. In a large ziploc bag (or shallow baking dish about the size of your steak), add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the remaining liquid ingredients and seasonings/spices. Toss or whisk to combine. 

  2. Add the steak, cover with marinade. Marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, up to 9 hours. 

  3. Remove the steak and pat dry.

  4. In a large skillet or dutch oven set over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil. Add the steak to the skillet and cook on each side for about 5 minutes or until a nice thick crust forms on each side.

  5. Remove the steak from the skillet and transfer it to a cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest while cooking the vegetables.

For the vegetables:

  1. While the steak rests, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Add the peppers, onion and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6-10 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and tender. 

  2. Remove the foil from the steak. Cut the steak against the grain into thin slices. Toss with veggies and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Steak Fajitas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Potassium 914mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 49.7%
Vitamin C 134.3%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 27.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.